Rachel Elliott came to University of Kentucky from Oklahoma State University, where she taught studio art classes in drawing and two-dimensional design. Her teaching interests include hands-on learning and using the art-making process as a teaching tool for other disciplines.
Rachel Elliott's drawings and paintings repeatedly feature reflections, water, and multiple selves. As a Native of rural Oklahoma, and an experienced queer resident of rural communities, her work also includes elements of nature, weather, and getting by in a place where one sometimes feels like a hunted duck. Her studio is located at the Lexington Art League's Loudon House in Castlewood Park.